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‘Jersey Shore’ Star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months in prison with two years supervised probation for tax evasion, Us Weekly confirms.

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Jenni “JWoww” FarleyNicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Cortese, Ronnie Ortiz-MagroVinny Guadagnino, Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio and Angelina Pivarnick were all spotted at the New Jersey courthouse on Friday, October 5, for the sentencing. His fiancée, Lauren Pesce, was also in attendance.

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for MTV

The day before the sentencing, Polizzi told Us exclusively that the cast is “hoping for the best.” 

“He’s just such a good person. He changed for the better,” she explained on Thursday, October 5. “He’s a totally different person. He doesn’t deserve this right now, but obviously you gotta get that done.”

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The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star, 36 — and his brother Marc — were indicted in September 2014. He pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in January of this year and faced a five-year prison sentence. Marc was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Friday.

Sorrentino opened up about the ordeal while speaking exclusively to Us in August. “We live our life one day at a time and we’re praying for a positive result,” he said at the time. “You know, my current situation is not my final destination.”

Legal battle aside, the MTV personality has been staying busy wedding planning with Pesce. “Happy wife is a happy life, so whatever she wants,” he told Us of the upcoming nuptials’ details. “So whatever she wants, we’re gonna try to get her.”

Us broke the news in April that Sorrentino proposed to his longtime love. “We are so proud and excited to share this chapter of our story with the world,” the reality star told Us of the happy news.

Related: ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast, Then and Now: How They’ve Changed Since 2009

The couple dated for four years before Sorrentino appeared on Jersey Shore in 2009. They rekindled their romance in 2012 after the original series wrapped. Their wedding will be featured on the upcoming season of Family Vacation.

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